New All-In-One Chat app ”Beeper”, will combine 15 chat platforms into one system, including iMessage.
Beeper is created by a team led by former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and will be able to integrate many chatting platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram DM, Telegram, Signal, and surprisingly according to The Verge, iMessage.
And yes, iMessage works even on Android, Windows and Linux using some trickery 🙂
— Eric Migicovsky (@ericmigi) January 20, 2021
According to Migicovsky, Apple’s exclusive chatting platform iMessage will work in Beeper’s system of many integrated chatting platforms using ”some trickery”. The FAQ on the app’s website reveals that an always-on Mac running the Beeper app is required as a bridge for the integration.
But there is an alternative, Beeper can ship a “Jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper app installed which bridges to iMessage” to any user who does not have a Mac.
iMessage is Apple’s exclusive messaging app for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watch. Cupertino has always relied on iMessage for making profit out of its products in the U.S and resisting on supporting the chatting platform on other than Apple. But this new way of bringing iMessage to Android and Windows may change the situation a little more.
Beeper is available as an invite-only app from Beeper’s website for now before release, and will launch on Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android costing $10.